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HDFC BANK GOA TRAIL RUN: POSTPONED

Biodiversity experts have urged that the HDFC Bank Unite Goa Trail Run should not be held on 18 August 2019, as it is right in the middle of the breeding season for certain birds and snakes that are indigenous to the Socorro Plateau, and which lay their eggs on the ground.

Consequently, we have decided to postpone the HDFC Bank Unite Goa Trail Run. We are very sorry for the inconvenience we are causing to you. It breaks our heart too, but we feel the cause of the Earth takes priority.

The new dates will be announced in due course.

We will initiate a full refund to each and every participant.

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ABOUT US

The HDFC Bank Goa Trail Run is a completely off-the-road Run | Walk event. Participants run through forests, dirt trails and grasslands dotted with thousands of tiny, colourful wild flowers. They see nature at its finest. Calls of peacocks and cries of lapwings serenade them as they make their way through the verdant green terrain.

This first-of-its-kind Trail Run is not deep in the state’s interiors. It is on the Socorro Plateau in Porvorim, Panaji's main suburb. It is an unspoiled wonderland in the very middle of Goa’s fastest-growing urban agglomeration.

The concept behind the HDFC Bank Goa Trail Run is to use, appreciate, enjoy and preserve areas of urban wilderness. In a world that is fast becoming concretised, these 'lungs' preserve not just the environment, but the physical and mental health and well-being of the residents of the area.

There are two races — 10K (one loop of 10km) or Half Marathon (two loops of 10km and a little). There's also the 7.5K Fun Run (a short route of 7.5km). Participants can run, walk, or even amble along, stopping to smell the thousands of wild flowers along the route. They have a full three-and-a-half hours to complete the distance. Reporting time is at 6:30am on Sunday 18 August 2019 at the cricket ground on the Socorro Plateau.

There are two categories — Open (18+) and Veteran (45+) — with medals and prizes for the first three men and women in the Open and Veteran category. Students get a concession on entry fee (ID card from an educational institution required), but they compete in the Open Category. All participants get Finisher Medals and online certificates. Online registration is open till 23:55hrs on Sunday 28 July 2019. No spot registration will be allowed.

 

ADVENTURE BREAKS

Adventure Breaks is into adventure sports and sports events, and offers consultancy services in both. Our OceanTreks are on mountains facing the sea. We offer rock climbing on seaside cliffs. You can kayak in backwater mangroves or out at sea to a secluded little beach. Sail in a boat powered only by the wind, and watch a glorious sunset. Swim out in the deep sea, or join our Mandovi River Swim. Go on an off-the-beaten-path Cycling odyssey. Test your mettle in competitive sports events like our Tower Run, Sprint Triathlon or Trail Run…

What we bring to you is safe, guided adventures. You are in the hands of a qualified and experienced instructor. We follow all international safety norms. Adventure Breaks is deeply committed to the environment. We strongly discourage litter of any kind, on land or water. We require clients to bring back all garbage for disposal in a proper facility. We discourage use of plastic that cannot be recycled.alt

Adventure Breaks was set up in 2014 by Kim Sabir (CEO) and Ashwin Tombat (Director).

Kim Sabir is a sailor, climber and trekker. In 1986, he sailed from Mumbai to Muscat, Oman, in a 21-foot open Seabird sailing boat. He is also Goa’s top personal fitness trainer. Kim handles Treks, Cycling and Climbing for Adventure Breaks.

Ashwin Tombat was a journalist; editor of a number of English daily newspapers in Goa before he chucked it all up to do adventure full time. He handles Kayaking, Sailing and Sea Swimming, and assists with Treks, Climbing and Cycling.

 

OUR SPONSORS

HDFC BANK – UNITE
ACRON HOMESGOA TALES
DECATHLON, CALANGUTE

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